Austin Ying

Austin Y.

Milpitas, CA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Ranging from learning the basics of piano, to integrating style, and to mastering how to play songs with ease.

About Austin Y.

Hello! My name is Austin, and my personal life motto is: doing my best to help others realize and reach their best! I have been teaching a number of topics ranging from music, fitness, to technology, writing, and religious texts for over 7 years. Over these years, I have also worked a myriad of jobs to receive invaluable experience as well as learn how to interact with all kinds of people.

It has always been my deep passion and true joy to journey along with someone who is simply willing to learn the many gifts that life has for us to enjoy! I am currently a graduate from Western Seminary, working full-time at a church, and a certified teacher here at TakeLessons. During my free time, I like to go to the gym, play video games, and hangout with friends and family.

Time and time again, I have come to realize that life is about serving, teaching, and loving others with what we already have; teaching is such a simple yet profound way to practice this!

I look forward to doing my best in order to help you realize, reach, and ultimately relish your best!

Best regards,



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22 Reviews
Ryan S.

Thoughtful instructor. Looking forward to future lessons

Posted Dec 16, 2019
Phoenix H.
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My son enjoyed his first lesson with Austin and we hope there are many more to come!

Posted Apr 4, 2019
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Austin is an excellent instructor. He was very patient with me and helped me to work on the areas that I felt needed the most improvement, developing new techniques and skills to take my game to a higher level. I highly recommend!

Posted Oct 22, 2018
Neha S.
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I am an adult and absolute beginner in volleyball and was looking to learn some basics and Austin did a great job of teaching me.

Posted Mar 27, 2017
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It was a treat to have Austin guide me toward my personal goals of losing weight while gaining muscle. He displayed constant knowledge and patience. I really enjoyed each session and have learned a great deal from him! Really great tutor to have!!!

Posted Feb 25, 2017
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Posted Feb 11, 2017
kishore babu
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Austin is knowledgeable, flexible with time schedule and friendly. I enjoyed learning guitar from him

Posted Jan 19, 2017
Saba A.
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My daughter took some public speaking lessons with Austin and I think he helped her improve her communication skills and she is now more confident while speaking in front of an audience!

Posted Nov 29, 2016
John F.
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I learned both the Religious Studies and Bible Studies subjects from Austin. I am so grateful for how patient, clear, and kind he is to his students. Especially because I am a slow-learner. He always takes the extra time as well as effort to help you feel comfortable and confident! Highly recommend him.

Posted Aug 31, 2016
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My son is a beginner at guitar. Austin is very patient and interesting person. He made the notes easy for my son to read and to pratice. We enjoy the lesson with him.

Posted Jul 12, 2016
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Austin taught me all about weight lifting. He helped me to achieve great form that would prevent any future injuries while also seeing much progress!

Posted Apr 25, 2016
Jessy R.
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My 15 year old daughter took her first lesson with Austin. She was thrilled. She talked about it all morning and I will keep you posted on Austin's expertise. Right now, the best in town! Actually, South Bay!

Posted Apr 24, 2016
Aileen B.
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Austin did a great job teaching my 8 year old son his first guitar lessons. He was patient and always came prepared . My son enjoyed learning guitar from him.

Posted Apr 20, 2016
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Austin makes every lesson fresh with a mix of knowledge, fun, and creativity. I love his passion for teaching others and his warm personality! Very authentic teacher. He made table tennis an easy sport.

Posted Apr 20, 2016
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I learned the fundamentals of basketball through Austin's easy instructions. He makes every lesson fun as well as fruitful! I really appreciate Austin's warm personality and his willingness to go the extra mile if it is necessary. He is a great teacher, and well-rounded guy.

Posted Apr 18, 2016
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I really appreciated Austin's flexibility and punctuality! My daughter liked Austin's approach in refining her piano's skills through encouragement and example. He is a very patient teacher.

Posted Apr 18, 2016
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Austin is easy to understand, friendly, and a kind teacher. He has promoted me to continue learning and enjoying piano.

Posted Apr 18, 2016
David Huynh
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Austin is great because he is easy to work with and is good about knowing what pace is helpful.

Posted Apr 18, 2016
David Huynh
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Austin was great to work with. He was able to figure out what pace is good for me and help me move forward with my abilities to play guitar. He was good at challenging me without pressuring me.

Posted Apr 18, 2016
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English has always been a huge struggle for me! Having Austin kindly share many useful tips has really gone a long way for me! I enjoyed having the lessons at either nearby Coffee Shops or at Austin's church. I have come to not only understand how to write a better paper, but also embrace how fun it can be to effectively convey my thoughts. I definitely recommend Austin!

Posted Apr 18, 2016
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My son took piano lessons with Austin one summer. It was his first time learning to play music. Austin was very patient and taught him the fundamentals to give him a good foundation to build upon. Very quickly, they progressed to easy pieces such that there's a sense of accomplishment. Austin connects well with youngsters and his approachable style makes it easy for a successful teacher/student relationship. Austin is a genuine individual who cares about each of his students on a personal level. He's not just their teacher, but their friend.

Posted Apr 18, 2016
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I had always wanted to get into fitness by going to the gym and learning to eat healthy. Austin was immensely patient and passionate when he taught me how to learn new exercises in a safe and fun way! He definitely catered to my personal needs and goals. Great teacher and person!

Posted Apr 18, 2016

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Music, Sports, and Academics Tutor
Aug 2009 - Present

Take Lessons

Church Intern
Dec 2014 - Jul 2016

Christ Community Church of Milpitas

Oct 2011 - Oct 2014

Merlion Restaurant

IT Support
Jan 2011 - Jan 2012


Basketball Coach Assistant
Aug 2010 - Dec 2010



M.A. in Ministry and Leadership
Aug 2016 - Present

Western Seminary

Comparative Religious Studies
Aug 2009 - May 2016

San Jose State University

Physical Education
Aug 2005 - Aug 2009

Monta Vista High School



Limited Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


B.A. in Humanities
May 2016

San Jose State University

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